PEO TV commenced operations several years ago, owned and operated by SLT, it has failed in making a mark in the pay television industry in Sri Lanka. Considering the size of the parent company SLT, PEO TV has been handled in a lacklustre manner.
Recently we received insider information on the happenings inside PEO TV and the foolish practices adopted by management in order to carry out business.
There have been many times subscribers have requested for channels such as AXN, etc on PEO TV but those requests have fallen into deaf ears mainly because the content management team has formed the following conclusions.
1. Sri Lankans wish to only watch local channels.
2. Local channels should be prioritised on the PEO TV platform.
3. Help locals to start channels and add it to PEO TV platform.
4. Local channels promote education and protect culture,
In addition many PEO TV old subscribers who signed up before May 1st are quite disgruntled that they haven't been issued with the new STB since the new NetGem Netbox isn't fully functional and doesn't have services such as Video on Demand, Value Added Services and Self Service. The functions available at present are all the TV channels and 48 hours of Catch Up TV. The initial plan was to deploy the new STB before Jan 2015 but it looks like due to technical difficulties or internal wrangling there will be a delay,
It also seems that PEO TV is more concerned about allowing Catch Up/TSTV for local channels more than International channels since it is their opinion that International channels repeat programming several times but local ones carry a programme only just once.
In addition we also have reports that since PEO TV approached Sony Entertainment Asia a few years ago in a fraudulent manner by using a proxy who claimed to be running a business in the region, they are unable to secure AXN to the platform.
It seems that PEO TV have a lack of understanding on how to operate a pay television service and along with corrupt management practices they are lagging behind their competitors.